Combining traditional architecture and contemporary design, the Prep site sits proudly amid open playing fields and along the banks of the River Cherwell. Original School buildings have been reworked and modernised, with their traditional features kept very much in place. As we move through the site, past the Lodge and into the grounds, our playing fields greet you and the Dragon warmly welcomes you in.
Our dedicated Science Block houses our 6 Biology, Chemistry and Physics laboratories where young Dragons learn through practical experiments, and enjoy dedicated workshop spaces, art studios and kitchen facilities for Pottery, Textiles, Design Technology and Cookery. The Dragon boasts wonderful indoor and outdoor sports facilities, from our brilliantly maintained sports fields, to the 25m heated indoor swimming pool and Olympic-sized hockey astro. The climbing wall provides our young Dragons the opportunity to reach great heights in the fresh air, while the river enables our scullers to practice their form. The Rink provides our pupils with a bright, mirrored, indoor studio space for Dance and Drama, and the Gym the perfect place for indoor Cricket and Football practice.
Our Dragon Music department provides exciting opportunities to get involved in the creative use of Music Technology. State-of-the-art sound proof music pods house recording studios and weekly workshops, with over 800 lessons taking place every week. The Library houses an extensive fiction and non-fiction collection. There are computers, newspapers and magazines to enjoy. Our warm and welcoming facility provides a space for the children to relax and study during Bun-Break, lunch times and after-school.
Lynam Hall holds a bi-weekly assembly and is home to our in-school performances. From musical theatre productions and music recitals, to the annual Sing Song and weekly Spectrum* events, the hall is a hub of activity throughout the year.
Boarding is at the heart of our thriving Dragon community, which represents one of the largest co-educational populations of Prep school full boarders in the UK. We have ten homely, family-style Boarding Houses, made up of Junior, Senior and Day. With a wide range of boarding options available, from flexible to full, there’s something to suit every family.
Our Dragon School Health Centre (DHC) is home to our dedicated team of trained nurses providing round-the-clock medical care throughout the term.
*Past Spectrum speakers include; Hugh Warwick, Sanderson Jones, Leon McCarron, Sarah Fane OBE, OD William Webb and OD Kate Culverwell. The School’s Spectrum schedule is always interspersed with School plays, musicals, excellent debates, ‘Battle of the Bands’, the Upper School Variety Show and visiting speakers.